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Head of Advisory - SMART Solutions & Services

John Keells Information Technology (Pvt) Ltd (JKIT) is the consulting and professional IT services arm of John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate. JKIT focuses on Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations to large multinational companies’ worldwide.  JKIT has delivered many award-winning solutions to some of the biggest names in Europe, Middle East and Asia.


We invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Head of Advisory. As the Head of Advisory, you are required to lead architecture, development and manage delivery across multiple teams which are geographically distributed. These products are ranging from mission critical applications to support applications which are in different levels of their life cycle. The selected candidate will report to the Chief Delivery Officer.


The Head of Advisory – SMART Solutions and Services will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and understanding the clients’ business problems to finalize the technical scope and develop projects/products into commercially viable proposals
  • Taking the leadership in defining the product delivery plans and software development roadmap
  • Solving and guiding software development teams of the impediment they are facing to improve and balance the velocity and quality of the deliveries 
  • Engaging with the clients frequently to understand their needs, translate their needs and effectively make those customer needs into system requirements and then transfer them to the development teams to make necessary enhancements in the products
  • Adopting software development best practices, tools among technical teams and make sure teams are following a unified SDLC process
  • Conducting requirement review workshops, design/architecture reviews and quality assurance planning as well as regular gate reviews such as code reviews to make necessary course corrections in the development and delivery lifecycle
  • Performing some of the roles in the project engagement such as product owner, scrum master, etc 


The ideal candidate should possess:                                                              

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University in ICT /equivalent discipline or an equivalent professional qualification with a Master of Business Administration
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience with 3 years’ experience in a similar position, mandatory experience in handling stakeholder/ client management in distributed projects
  • Certifications of proficiency in Microsoft Technologies and/ or SAP will be added advantage
John Keells Information Technology (PVT)